Non-Climber Tower Safety and Rescue Training
Non-Climber Tower Safety and Rescue Training is designed for those who perform work or supervisory activities at tower sites but are not required to climb. Every year technicians are injured or loose their lives while working at heights on towers, buildings, and structures. In almost every case these accidents happen because those involved did not follow safety guidelines, or were using equipment improperly. Non climbing personnel such as technicians, managers, and supervisors are also exposed to a variety of hazards presented by the unique environment of a tower site and should be trained and knowledgable in the safety standards and regulations that apply to this setting. They should also be able to assist in tower rescues if the need arrises.
There are 3 specific objectives of the Non-Climber Tower Safety and Rescue Training.
#1. To provide the basic knowledge and skills required for non-climbing personnel to recognize and avoid tower site hazards.
#2. To ensure all personnel working on a tower site are knowledgeable and compliant with all federal safety standards and regulations.
#3 Teach skills and techniques necessary for non-climbing personnel to be able to assist in tower rescues.
Written exams and skills observation are used to evaluate students during the training. Upon successful completion of the training, participants receive a certificate of training, which is valid for 2 years from the date of training.ETI will provide any specialized training equipment for the course. ETI offers a source of fall protection and climbing gear, and can assist the organizations we train with gear purchases. Information regarding required gear and equipment will be provided well in advance of the training. The major concepts of the training are listed below.
The Basics Of Fall Protection
- Understanding Fall Hazards
- OSHA/ANSI/CSA Fall Protection Standards
- Fall Hazard Assessment
- Developing A Site Specific Safety Plan
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Harnesses and Helmets
- Lanyards and Connections
- Ropes-their construction and use
- Equipment Inspection and Logging
- The Physics of Falling
- Calculating Total Fall Distance
- Swing Fall Hazards
- Essential knots
The Tower Climbing Environment
- Identifying Areas Where Fall Protection Is Needed
- Erecting, Maintaining, and Inspecting Fall Protection Systems
- General Site Safety
- Weather Hazards
- RF Hazard
- Tower Evacuation Techniques
- Safe and Efficient Climbing
- 100% Attachment
- Work Positioning
- Eliminate The Fall Hazard
- Fall Restraint Systems
- Work Positioning Device Systems
- Ladder Safety Systems
- Medical and Rescue Priorities
- Suspension Trauma
- Rescue From Above and Below
- Quick and Practical Rescue Techniques
- Pickoff Techniques
- The Assisted Rappel
- Complex Rescues
- Rescue Litters and Their Use
- The Role Of Non-Climbers In Rescue
- Working Together As a Team
- Developing a Safety Plan
- Know Your Resources
- Pre-planning For Emergencies
- Continuing Education and Training
The course cost is variable depending upon the number of participants, and the location. Contact our office for a price quote.